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over control to the egyptain military. screen left, president obama arriving for a preplanned speech in michigan. we're told that he was watching events on board air force one very closely. and we expect to hear from him soon. screen right, we're awaiting a state department briefing with p.j. crowley. it was scheduled for 1:15 eastern time. it's now floated, but we expect it to happen soon. this crisis began back on january 26. demonstrators motivated by the ousting of tunisia's president. protesters taking to the streets to demand the resignation of mubarak. violence broke out, injuries and deaths. from there, a curfew was put in place, internet and phone service shut down. the u.s. started to pay attention. protesters and the president of egypt refusing to back down. by february 2, tensions boiled over. journalists targeted, injured, attacked, including our own greg palkot. by february 3, the u.n. estimated that 300 people had died. the protesters digging in their heels. more organized protests reported on february 8. all of that brings us to this moment. shortly after 10:00 a.m. e
minutes now until we hear from president obama on the biggest news out of the middle east since victory in iraq. egyptain president hosni mubarak has stepped down after nearly 30 years as president of egypt. welcome to a busy and breaking news edition of "america live." i'm megyn kelly. this is what it looked like when a anti-mubarak protesters got the word that he was stepping down. watch this. megyn: hundreds of thousands who have been in the streets for 18 days began crying, cheering, hugging, chanting that they've brought down the regime. and this is what it looks like now. look at them. look at them hours later with the same enthusiasm. the move leaving serious questions about what the future holds for what has been our most trusted arab ally. screen right, the white house. president obama expected to speak again within 30 minutes. while we wait for that, a review of the events of the past 24 hours. at exactly this time yesterday, sources were telling fox news that president mubarak was relinquishing power. we awaited his statement together. then in a stunning move, the interior mi
you. >> reporter: thank you. megyn: there is this fox news alert. the obama administration has just announced that it will no longer defend the same-sex -- no, the defense of marriage act. they call it doma, defense of marriage act. president clinton signed it. it allows states to refuse to recognize same-sex unions from other states. it's been in place for more than a decade. the u.s. attorney general, eric holder, just announced that president obama does not believe the law is constitutional and neither does eric holder. they're no longer going to enforce the federal law that's on the books passed by congress, signed by president clinton, and still very much a law. joining me now on the phone to react to the breaking news is maggie gallagher. she's chairman of the national organization for marriage. maggie, this is stunning. president obama has made no secret of the fact that he doesn't like the defense of marriage act and yet they've also been open at the white house that while they would like to see it repealed, they know that the u.s. congress will not repeal the act. in the wa
. the number has grown to 733 businesses and unions that have received waivers for the obama care law. here's the problem, megyn. you good to the website, hhs.gov and you call it up and you see unions after unions, indiana u.f.c. local, united crafts benefits, united food, and then you come to the sciu. they have three waivers. here's a group that gave $27 million for mr. obama when he was running for president back in 2008. also, were the most vocal supporters for obama care during the debate and now they're asking for health care waivers for their own groups. 40% of the 733 names on this list are unions. that while only around 11% to 12% of the work force is unionized. let's call it overwhelmingly more popular on this list than the businesses. megyn: isn't that because of the mini med programs they offer? it started to unfold with companies like mcdonald's saying, we give them healthcare, but it's not big medical programs. and they would be penalized in a way that would make them choose getting rid of the policies or paying tons of dough. >> absolutely. megyn: the way i put it more nefari
described by "the new york times" as the political machine for president obama. the president's chief political apparatus. if you good to their website, you will see a message saying, "organizing for america is mobilizing on the ground in wisconsin to defend the rights of public 'em mroipies by an attempt by the governor to take away their right to organize." this is not necessarily all grassroots, that it's very much organized by the d.n.c. and the president's chief political apparatus. on the third day of protest, which we're watching today, teachers staging a mass sick out. they're angry over a budget bill that will strip them of bargaining rights. dozens of schools had to be closed. the 14 senate democrats that high-tailed it out of the state yesterday so they could not be arrested by law enforcement and forced back by a vote have not been seen since, leaving that vote hanging in the balance. it will not take placen the senate until they get at least one democrat. chris, the agency, the url is barack obama.com, is very much on the ground. >> and they called it an assault on unions
that the departure of president mubarak will happen. he will leave. but the big question is whether obama and the u.s. administration have the end game in place. do they know what will happen the minute he leaves? do they know who will fill the vacuum? this is no gain. i know everybody is watching it on television, but it's not a movie. it's real life. and these are real people. and this is a very, very volatile and very unpredictable region. and we want to make sure that whatever happens in egypt next is for the best for the egyptain people and the stability of the region. this could be mubarak's last weekend, but it could be egypt's last weekend of stability. and i think that this should be managed cautiously, gradually and carefully to assure that when mubarak leaves, there is a credible regime in place, which will, indeed, bring the egyptain people the democracy and freedom that they wish and they deserve. megyn: more and more some are focusing on elbaradei, who was a u.n. weapons' inspector that went into iran. he said there was nothing to worry about. when he got out, other weapons' inspector
attention. megyn: thank you. did the obama administration betray our closest ally? a look at a property that the u.s. gave british nuclear secrets to russia. and the first lady would like to fight obesity. does she have the right to tell you how much you can eat at your favorite restaurant? the new push from the white house and the controversy. a 33-year-old woman gains national attention for this hateful attack against a dying child and her family. nancy grace joins our legal panel on how one judge just decided to deal with that woman. >> what do you accomplished with a deceased mother with the grim reaper and a daughter with the skull and crossbones. >> personal satisfaction because it rubs her [beep] raw. it rubs her raw for me to make fun of her dead daughter on that tape. everyone has someone to go heart healthy for. who's your someone? campbell's healthy request can help. low cholesterol, zero grams trans fat, and a healthy level of sodium. it's amazing what soup can do. crisp, clear, untouched. that's why there's brita, to make the water we drink, taste a little more, perfect. re
the police to keep the spring breakers safe. megyn? megyn: trace, thank you. president obama told bill o'reilly that americans are evenly divided when it comes to his signature healthcare law. not according to the latest polls. stunning new numbers just out and they're after this break. an air traffic controller whistle blower making shocking claims about what's really going on when controllers are supposed to be keeping you safe. we'll tell you what he's claiming and we'll investigate the evidence. and horrifying new video coming in on what happened when a driver headed the wrong way down a california highway. breaking news just ahead. she felt lost... until the combination of three good probiotics in phillips' colon health defended against the bad gas, diarrhea and constipation. ...and? it helped balance her lon. oh, now that's t best part. i love your work. [ female announcer ] phillips' colon health. the smell of home made chili whatever scents fill your household, purina tidy cats scoop helps neutralize odors in multiple cat homes... keeping your house smelling like it should. purin
, briefing president obama on the severity of this massive storm that's moving across the country. this thing could affect 100 million americans by the time it's through. we're expecting the fema administrator to join robert gibbs for today's white house briefing. you do not see that every day or every storm. mike emanuel is live at the white house. set the stage. what will be the fema's message today? >> the briefing that president obama had with the director of homeland security and fema administrator, mr. fugate, was to be prepared for every possibility, including power outages. mr. fugate will be here with robert gibbs and part of it is emphasizing the serious nature of the storm. we've seen terrible pictures from the midwest. we have blizzard warnings across the upper midwest, all the way down to arkansas. more than 30 states with some advisories and warnings. what the federal government is going to be saying at this briefing is, please pay attention to the warnings, be prepared, and listen to local authorities and local meteorologists for the latest on this severe storm. megyn? megyn: w
standoff. president obama appearing to take sides in the debate today, this after the white house tried to distance itself from this dispute last week as governor scott walker lays down a new deadline, warning democrats they have 24 hours left to vote on that budget bill or there will be serious consequences. welcome to "america live" on a monday. i'm megyn kelly. as we center the third week of wisconsin's budget battle, president obama challenging u.s. governors about an hour ago, asking them not to vilify public employees in their efforts to tackle state budget problems. >> i believe that everybody should be prepared to give up something in order to solve our budget challenges and i think most public servants agree with that. democrats and republicans agree with that. in fact, many public employees in your respective states have agreed to cuts, but let me say this, i don't think it does anybody any good when public employees are denigrated, vilified or rights infringed upon. megyn: wisconsin's governor is refusing to budge in their efforts to save the state from what he says is financ
. donald rumsfeld gets into a skirmish with a tv anchor over whether president obama has improved america's reputation in the world. have you seen this? >> the president's supporters say that in two years he's been able to return this country to a status of being liked across the world in a way that america was not liked during the bush administration. >> i think he has made a practice of trying to apologize for america. megyn: and it did not end there. the tape and the debate on what donald rumsfeld said with our political panel coming up. and this is what is left of a fun house after a powerful windstorm lifted it off the ground and threw it into a nearby house. wait until you hair what happened to the children who were playing inside and what they were doing in there in the first place. moms and dads, listen up. it's the sound that no passenger wants to hear while flying -- a giant explosion. the incredible story of what happened on this delta jet. >> everything was going fine. i noticed that there was a little bit more vibration than normal and then there was a boom and we knew that s
we'll bring you new developments as we get them. jenna: the obamas are going to go to the u.k. and make an official state visit to the u.k. it's scheduled for the end of may. that's what's happening for them. they were invited by queen elizabeth. so they get that invitation at the end of may. the question is, will they be there for the wedding at the end of april? jon: we'll find out. thanks for joining us. jenna: "america live" starts right now. megyn: fox news alert and a story out of wisconsin with big implications nationwide. we're awaiting today's vote on a budget bill that tackles that state's $3.5 billion red ink. the proposal enough to ignite protests so intense lawmakers say they're afraid to be seen in the capital today. welcome to "america live." i'm megyn kelly. tens of thousands of pro-union protesters converging on the capital. this is live. union teachers calling out sick, forcing at least two dozen wisconsin school districts to close for the second day in a row. parents, very upset. students are now even getting involved. >> reporter: madison east? >> yes. so
trillion on the economic stimulus. and then they turned their attention to obama care. megyn: they said that would save jobs as well. >> we've seen the results of that, haven't we? instead, they've had piled enormous amounts of debt on to this country. blew up the deficit and -- megyn: when you hear dick durbin, number two democrat in the senate, saying, we don't know what we'll do next. and in this political environment where republicans are so focused on cutting spending, what could we get through? democrats believe we should spend more, more stimulus, more investment in infrastructure. and now it's not just durbin, because the democrats will have a retreat in virginia to talk about it. and senators across the conference are saying, they don't know what course their leaders will take to lower unemployment figures. >> look, everything they've tried so far has failed and cost the country trillions of dollars. the fundamental approach that the democrats have taken, which has proven to be a failure, is government intervention and government spending. what the republicans want to tell the
and another seriously injured. president obama reaching out to the family of murdered agent jamie zapata. welcome to "america live." i'm megyn kelly. the murder of a federal agent inside plaxico is a big deal right now, folks. this was the scene yesterday. actually, his name is pronounced, jamie zapata. he is the first ice officer to be shot and killed in the line of duty in 25 years. a second agent now recovering from his injuries. there are serious questions about whether the mexican drug cartels are escalating the so-called third war to target americans and american officials, trace. if they are, it's a big deal. >> reporter: it's a big deal anyway, megyn. we're talking about getting new reports along the border, giving us a better idea what happened on that highway and investigators are looking at the cartel being behind this. until recent months, there's been little drug violence. it happened on a four-lane, federal highway going south in an armored chevy suburban between monterey, mexico, and mexico city. the federal agents were driving when someone gave chase. the agents came up t
proceeds. new fallout now from what critics call a shocking power grab, reacting to president obama's decision that the defense of marriage act, which defines marriage as between a money and a woman, is unconstitutional and that the department of justice will no longer defend it. and this man is hoping to convince a major u.s. city to outlaw circumcisions on baby boys. and if you are a big believer in aliens, you are probably in arizona right now, where the annual international u.f.o. convention is taking place. we have an inside ticket. [ female announcer ] it's lobsterfest. the one time of year red lobster creates so many irresistible ways to treat yourself to lobster. like our new lobster-and-shrimp trio with a parmesan lobster bake, our decadent lobster lover's dream with both sweet maine and buttery rock lobster tails and eleven more choices, each served with a salad and unlimited cheddar bay biscuits. come celebrate lobsterfest right now at red lobster. megyn: welcome back, folks. 1:21 here in the east. we're tracking a tense showdown between israel and iran. iranian warships
effectively than tunisia and egypt. obama administration officials are wary of criticism alleging that they did not quickly support the youth uprise anything tehran two months ago, and u.s. officials are today using all the means at their disposal including a new farsi-language twitter page. quote, the u.s. state department recognizes the historic role of social media among iranians in the world now. we want to join in your conversation, said one of the first tweets. by announcing that they will not give permission for opponents to demonstrate or march, these tweets said the government of iran is showing the very activities it praised for the egyptians it sees as illegal and illegitimate for its own people. that echoed the sentiments offered by robert gibbs at the white house last week. >> i think we've all seen, again, their response, the head of the revolutionary guard said today seditionists are no more than a corpse, we will severely crush any of their movements. so i think what you've seen in the region is the government of iran, quite frankly, scared of the will of its peopl
in other states sometime soon. another fox news alert. president obama sending a new message to the iranian people about an hour ago, saying he hopes they will have the courage to express their thirst for freedom. today their thirst for freedom brought out the riot police. megyn: the iranian government cracking down on opposition protesters in tehran and other locations. two people have been killed, many others injured and arrested. steve centanni is live in washington. as we watch the pictures from iran, we're reminded, it is no egypt. >> reporter: that's right. and offering very little comparison to egypt. in iran, appeals for freedom were met with violence and oppression. two people were killed in an opposition rally monday. an opposition website said that 1,500 people were arrested. president obama commented on the situation at today's news conference. >> send a strong message it our allies in the region saying, let's look at egypt's example, as opposed to iran's example. i find it ironic that you have the iranian regime pretending to celebrate what happened in egypt when, in fact, they
's make the cuts. megyn: and i think he's referring to president barack obama, but the president has said that he wants something in place. he doesn't want the government to shut down. the republicans have said they don't want that. the last time we had that under president bill clinton, it was bad, it was unpopular, parks were closing, veterans' benefits were not getting paid. last time, 61,000 workers had to stay home and basically all heck broke loose. neither side wants it, and yet i see -- harry reid's proposal this morning doesn't propose additional cuts, which is what the republicans said must be in there. >> but we have to look, whether left or right, and a lot of people on the left and right are coming to the i party, independent. you have the tea party, who wants the federal government shut down, because they think the government is the enemy. then you want people on the left and right that want cuts, but don't like a lot of the cuts. the reality is, since january 1, 10,000 people a day become seniors and that will continue for 19 years. how can you be cutting in such amounts pr
: some of the union groups in wisconsin are putting out calls for president obama to come to the state and support their cause. the president criticized the budget bill proposed by governor walker a week ago, calling it an assault on organized labor and the middle class. and just yesterday union groups latched on to the remarks from then-candidate barack obama back in 2007. >> american workers are being denied their rights to organize and collectively bargain. when i'm in the white house, i will put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself and walk on that picket line. megyn: isn't that interesting? well, the white house press secretary is saying that president obama has no plans to go to wisconsin at this point. we'll see if that changes. as you know by now, wisconsin is hardly alone. in the last hour, president obama huddling with democratic governors, many facing an immediate cash crunch, tough budget cuts, and the ticking time bomb of pension i.o.u.s. the governors insisting they did not talk about the crisis in wisconsin. >> no, not really. we were focused today on the things that we
. megyn: i will need that later. that's egypt. if john stossel's in charge, president obama decides that stossel makes sense. we're going to have some pastrami sandwiches, as in the movie "dave" and he is responsible for cutting what? >> education department, $94 billion. education is paid for by states. megyn: they help with financial aid, enforce civil rights statutes. who needs it? >> reporter: they're enforced locally. we have 50 laboratories of democracy. you can see who is good and who is bad and taking money from states to washington, where they can scarf off some and pass new rules. waste of money. megyn: how much does that save? >> reporter: $94 billion. what's next? guarantees for fannie and freddie. the liability could be $1 trillion. canada doesn't guarantee mortgages. they have higher home ownership rates. federal flood insurance. we're rewarding rich people like me that stupidly build on the edges of oceans by guaranteeing our flood insurance? they do 1,000 things they shouldn't do. megyn: what about the department of housing and urban development. they reduce the numb
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